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Calls for Council chief executive to visit St Finbarr's Road homes

RedFM News
RedFM News

11:27 18 Jul 2023

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Calls have been made on the chief executive of Cork City Council to visit the homes of people living on St Finbarr's Road.

The residents there say many of their homes are damp and full of mould, with huge cracks across exterior walls and lumps of concrete falling off exposing rusted wire frameworks underneath.

They also complain of rats in the area as many of the flats are vacant and the gardens are overgrown and filled with rubbish as they are being used as a dumping ground.

The St Finbarr's Road flats are next to the Noonan's Road complex where residents have spoken out to RedFM News about the poor condition of their houses.

Members of the City Council executive are due to visit both flat complexes in the coming weeks.

Speaking to RedFM News William O’Brien, chairperson of the Noonan's Road Residents Committee says residents are living in "inhuman" conditions.

"They would be shocked at the state of the properties.

"And one thing for sure - when you're invited into one of those homes, you'll also be shocked about the character of the person you're talking about. When you see that smile on their face, how house proud they are, how they care for their children and their grand children, and how they think about their neighbours when they haven't seen them in a day or two.

"That's what's going on in Noonan's Road. So there's two sides - people see the structures, but we see the people."

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